with £5000 in cash weighing down your pockets and the OK to buy whatever you wanted, what you would you buy?
Linn MDS + Sugden A21 SE + Kef LS50
A custom built PC as the source.
A secondhand Yamaha RX-V667 receiver with analogue 'pre-outs' so that it can be used with active speakers.
Five AVI ADM9RSS speakers and an AVI 10" subwoofer used in a 5.1 surround sound setup.
No idea. It'd depend on where I was living. Some good speakers, a flexible source, something that'd let me make the most of HD Master Audio, maybe some big Genelecs, and a second traditional system.
EDIT: Started again and loving it! :grin:
Lavardin IS Reference amplifier & Harbeth HLP3ESR Speakers
I would spin back the wheel of time to just before I bought a Naim Nait 5i/CD5i/NAT05/nSats system in March 2009, and then (with 20/20 hindsight of course) wait patiently until Naim launched their first NaimUniti.
With your generous £5000 (thanks mate) I would have had enough to partner the 'Uniti with a pair of Harbeth P3ESRs.
If memory serves correctly, I would still have had £1500 left over from that budget to afford to re-decorate the living room and have a nice gourmet weekend for two at Gidleigh Park hotel with my wife. (Do-able at their 2009 prices.)
Thanks again for the £5000 - and the loan of the time machine - to 'start again'. (And the food was excellent.)
Couldn't work with 5K lol!... might do for a second system of Sugden A21, Harbeth P3's and an old Marantz 63i.
Would go the active speakers route, probably ATC`s but would need to add a bit to the 5 grand !!
Probably would start by trying a Naim Uniti 2 and some PMC twenty:23.
But if I had some time to spend, then maybe a Prima Luna amp and some Sonus faber Venere 2.5. Then again, I've never owned panels, so maybe some Magnepans. Or perhaps just a Unitilite and some Guru Juniors or KEF LS50s, and the rest on NAS, downloads and some neat cabling...
Or a 50% deposit on a Devialet amp, and raid my pension and savings for the rest of the system. Now we're talking... :rockout:
Musical Fidelity M6i, Audiolab 8200cd and B&W CM8. Even though I own two of these now, starting from scratch, thats where I would be.........hmmm just need to save for that amp, when I have finished moving house, buying new furniture, saving for daughters uni time etc etc
altruistic.lemon wrote:with £5000 in cash weighing down your pockets and the OK to buy whatever you wanted, what you would you buy?
ADM9RSS + ADM Sub, taller stands and the rest on music.